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Amtrak train collides with semi truck in Auburndale

Posted at 4:18 PM, Dec 21, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-21 16:18:38-05

AUBURNDALE, Fla. — An Amtrak train crashed into the trailer portion of a semi truck in Polk County Thursday afternoon.

Officials say the train hit the truck, which had just crossed over the tracks that cross Recker Hwy. near Derby Ave. The train then dragged the trailer a short distance before coming to a complete stop.

No injuries were reported in the incident.

Officials are working to detach the trailer from the semi to pull the trailer out of the way and open the tracks up again for travel.

Recker Hwy. is shut down in the area until the trailer is removed.